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Welcome Center / Re: Hello There
« on: September 23, 2021, 12:41:57 PM »
Welcome to MangaRaiders Exo!

Apologies up front, but I had to remove your link. We don't allow new members to post them until they've made 25 posts (to cut down on spamming). Feel free to include links in your signature though, and you can always create a topic in our Manga Writers section if you want to post a story directly to the forum!

Same question as Pavo. What are you in to? And are you a console or a PC guy?

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Welcome Center / Re: Hey there just starting out!
« on: September 23, 2021, 12:38:20 PM »
No worries! Given your skill level and the level of completeness you've shown, I recommend creating a topic on the "Manga Art Gallery" board. You can find it in the Manga Artists section. Our only rule is to keep one topic per board for yourself so people aren't tracking you down all the time.

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I would say that having one artist do both is bordering on asking too much. Even if they have the skills required, that is a lot of work unless you're dealing with a very small game project (that being said, never underestimate the power of a small project that is actually achievable).

It is definitely okay if the final product differs from the concept. Concepts are there as a guide, but are not hard rules to follow. If you ever check out an art book for a game or movie, you will see that even the final concept for something (a character, let's say), is going to differ in a lot of ways from what you see on screen. As long as you've preserved the 'soul' of the concept however, then you're in good shape.

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Welcome Center / Re: Hey there just starting out!
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:41:34 AM »
Glad to see you got the images figured out! I would suggest making a topic for yourself on whichever gallery board you feel most comfortable with! I can provide guidance with that too if you want.

Do you have access to a scanner at all? It will help people see the finer details a lot better. I know a lot of people don't have them in their homes as much any more, but local libraries often will have them (personally I scanned a lot of stuff in the school library back in my college days).

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Welcome Center / Re: Just starting out, seeing if anyone's out there
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:38:05 AM »
Welcome to MangaRaiders Richard! That's quite the collection of stories! I must say I would not have thought to mix Halo with Kancolle, but that's the world of fanfic for you, lol

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Manga Artists Wanted / Re: Asking for light novel competition
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:35:57 AM »
Well, I hate to say it, but you don't sound like you've tried that many times to get something published. I don't mean that to be a slight of course. Most writers make dozens of submissions to different publishers before someone picks them up. You have to bring a flood of different works, because if you rely entirely on one book, there's a good chance it won't ever be what a publisher is looking for. Getting published isn't a precision game. You need to throw everything at the wall until something sticks.

The same "flood" mentality goes for self publishing. You have to be a zealous advocate for yourself. If you just out something out there but aren't actively selling it to people every day, then you aren't going to get anyone interested. These days you need to get on all of the social medias (as much as that idea makes me gag personally). You need to spread it by your own word of mouth too. Join a writing club if you can. Sharing your work online for free will also help. Keep that barrier to entry low to begin with. You can't expect to turn a profit to begin with (the turn starving artist doesn't exist for no reason). But since you have several novels written already, there's no harm with putting the first one out there for free to see if anyone will bite.

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Well first and foremost as a writer, I would do everything I could to find someone whose experience is in doing the literal thing I would be asking them to do. If this is going to be a paid commission, I'm not going to go to any artist that I like, even if they're a good fit stylistically, if they don't have the skills required to do the specific task required by the project.

It's the same as any job. I wouldn't ask an IT guy to wire up my house's electrical panel. The IT guy may know a lot about electronics, but it doesn't mean he understands how to replace a circuit breaker.

That argument could change though if it's an unpaid situation. You may end up wasting time, but if an artist is doing something for free, then I would give them a lot more leeway to adjust. Of course this route does risk the artist loosing interest, but you get what you pay for with that.

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FanFics / Re: Please Read Before Posting A FanFic
« on: September 21, 2021, 03:48:08 PM »
Is that a philosophical question?

We ask you keep it to the signature both as a way to keep it easy for others to access if they want, but also to discourage people from spamming posts with the link. I hope that answers your question.

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Welcome Center / Re: Hey there just starting out!
« on: September 21, 2021, 03:45:38 PM »
Welcome yo MangaRaiders Brett!

The way to share art here is to use an image hosting site of some sort (wherever you can get a web link that ends in that image's file type). Then you can generate image tags from the posting window and embed the image directly.

Are you looking to do a general art gallery or a story? We have several gallery boards depending on style and skill level, but if it's a story I would make a topic for it by itself in the Members Manga board.

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Manga Artists Wanted / Re: Asking for light novel competition
« on: September 21, 2021, 03:42:07 PM »
Hey Mark, I understand the frustration. But just by coming to MR and talking to people, you're making progress with communication. I encourage you to keep interacting with people here and trying out new ways to communicate. As Kat has said, it's too early to think about failure, even if it doesn't quite feel like the future is a tangible thing yet.

Getting published is great, but you if that's your only goal, then you're going to lose sight of the fun of creating. Not to mention, it often takes a long time to be published. Getting there as t 16 in any major sense is very unlikely, no matter what your skill level is. Patience is key in these things.

Have you tried to find any local opportunities to be published? Often you can't jump straight to a book release unless you do it on your own. But there are lots of magazines or websites that look for short stories and the like to put out. Just googling for that kind of thing in your region or country are likely to get you better results than asking us to track a contest down for you.

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Hey there Blue Screen. We don't allow posting of links by members until they've made 25 posts. If you're interested in sticking around and being a part of the community, please introduce yourself in the welcome center!

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Don't worry man, we'll just toss it onto the pile of successful stories that came from humble beginnings here on our little home on the internet  :tongue: Just glad you're doing well (if not maybe a little worn out, lol). I will definitely be picking up a copy of book 1. Would that I could buy them all, but I'm getting married in a year and cash is at a premium  :noidea:

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MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2021
« on: September 17, 2021, 11:24:33 AM »
Damn Suuper! Good luck! Stay rested, keep a mask on a much as possible, and rest some more! Hopefully you have a light case. I know you're taking a bit of a break but please keep us updated with any major changes!

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MR Pub / Re: Comeback/holidays/departure notice.
« on: September 17, 2021, 11:21:48 AM »
Good luck Suups! A break every now and again isn't a bad thing. We won't be going anywhere  :tongue:

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Yo OhGod! How's it been?



Aside from all the hard work of course! Good job on getting these into a physical form!

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